Who are we?
Cinque Ports Veterinary Group is part of Linnaeus Group Limited
Our business address is: Hawkhurst Veterinary Surgery, Springfield, Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 5EE
You can contact us on any branch telephone number detailed on our website.
What information is collected from you?
We may collect and store your name, address, telephone number and email address. We also collect telephone recording data for incoming and outgoing calls (deleted after 30 days) and may collect CCTV data. In very limited circumstances we may collect health information with your consent.
How information about you will be used
We may use the information you supply to us in a number of ways:
- To provide you and your pets with the products and services you purchase from us.
- For statistical analysis.
- We may use your information for debt collection purposes if you do not pay amounts owed to us when you are contractually obliged to do so.
- To get feedback on the services we provide.
- We may also use your information to send you reminders about products and services you have already purchased from us by SMS, email or post. Examples include reminders about when your pet is due for a vaccination or worming treatment.
- Sending you newsletters and relevant promotions when you have requested these messages.
- We may use health data you have supplied with consent in order to tailor the service we offer to your health needs.
Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your information with any third parties for their marketing purposes. We will not sell your data on to any third parties.
Companies working on our behalf: In some situations, we use a third party company to help provide some of our services (for example processing laboratory samples or sending reminder messages when your pet’s vaccinations are due.) In these circumstances we will share only the data required to provide the service.
We have contracts in place with these third parties that ensure your data is stored safely, will not be used for purposes other than fulfilling our contract with them and will not be retained by them for longer than is necessary.
We may also be required to share your information with insurance companies when processing pet insurance claims. This is necessary to allow you to claim on pet insurance policies. When collecting unpaid debts, we may share your personal information with third party debt collection agencies.
How long do we keep your information?
We will keep your personal information for as long as you remain our customer. Once you cease to be our customer we may keep your personal information for up to 8 years in order to maintain records according to rules that apply to us.
If you would not like to receive reminders about products and services you have purchased from us (for example vaccination or worming treatments) you can opt out of these messages by contacting the practice by telephone or in writing at any time.
We will not send you promotional material about other products and services we offer or our newsletters unless you have given your consent to receive these messages. You can update your preferences at any time by contacting the practice by telephone or in writing at any time.
Your Personal Rights
- You have the right to request access to your personal information held by us. We will respond within one month and the information will be provided free of charge. Please do this by writing using the address below: Group Practice Manager, Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospital – Kingsnorth, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3EA
- You have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data restrict how we use or delete it. There may be legal or other reasons why we may need to keep using your data but please contact us if you think we should not be using it.
- You also have the right to correct any personal information you believe is incorrect. Please let us know if you think this is the case.
- You have the right to ask for your personal data to be transferred to another service provider in a useful format.
If you would like to complain about the way we have handled your data please contact us in person, by telephone or in writing by post to Group Practice Manager, Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospital – Kingsnorth, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3EA or by email to email@example.com
If, following your complaint, you are not happy with the outcome of our response, you are also entitled to complain to the independent regulatory authority, the ICO.
Further information can be found at www.ico.org.uk/concerns
In addition to the above we use standard cookies on our website, which also collect personal information.
Use of ‘cookies’
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Each time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. This is for statistical purposes and includes information such as IP addresses, types of browsers used to access our site, referring sites, most popular pages, path analysis, geographical and demographic information. The information collected is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
How do you turn cookies off?
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The information contained on the CPVG website is intended for information and reference purposes only. Whilst we take every care to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and complete, it should not be relied upon as a replacement for seeking advice from a qualified veterinary surgeon. CPVG do not accept liability whatsoever of any kind for the information contained in this website or for any assumed pet care, diagnosis or treatment made from the information given.